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obama will lay out his case to move forward in afghanistan. how he wants to do it and why americans should support his decision. a new "usa today" gallup poll says that won't be easy. asked if they approve of the president's handling of afghanistan 35% said they approve while 55% say they disapprove. for context on this mike viquera live from the white house. he won't be talking to americans here, he is talking to congress, too, right? >> that is a great point. among members of his own party. it is a tough ask for them. they've had the climate change bill, the health care bill. from the time the obama administration came in there have bin flew enshl democrats on capitol hill who said we are not going to fund these wars in iraq and afghanistan, we want answers and timelines. democrats came into power both in congress and the white house president obama saying they were going to de-emphasize the war in iraq and start emphasizing the war in afghanistan after all this is where the people who came and attacked this country on 9/11 were. this is where the plot was hatched. the president a
news tonight, almost 400 people being seated right now for the first state dinner of the obama administration. we've got live pictures from inside the black tie event. >> of the state visits and dinners are a really important part of our nation's diplomacy. >> from heads of state to pop stars, we've got it all. >> i'm more excited than nervous because, i mean, it's not every day you get to visit the white house or get invited to the white house. >>> also tonight, the great credit card scam. americans swipe their cards 100,000 times a minute. have you ever read the fine print? tonight a former credit executive comes clean. >> the pricing was designed that it would require a degree of some sort to understand how many different ways i'm paying and what i'm paying. i mean, bottom of the credit card, nobody knows the real cost. >> on the eve of the holiday shopping season, is the industry making an end run around reform? and our series "genealogy: the search for answers." where you are and where you came from. >> there probably are a huge number of people in the united states who ar
, president obama is now in japan. while he's there he won't be venturing outside tokyo. >> and that's not what many japanese wanted to hear. especially in the city that has the name the president has. margaret connelly reports from obama city, japan. >> reporter: far from the bustling city of tokyo, a five-hour journey by train is a coastal town along the sea of japan. now famous for its name. from street banners and taxis to obscure souvenirs, this town reaches out to the president from the other side of the world. at obama city hall, the mayor shows us correspondence with the white house. photographs and notes of thanks from the president and michelle for the city's gifts and letters. mayor says it's not a one-way thing. featured on this chocolate cake box along with slogans for world peace. the president and i have the same face, he says, the only difference is the hairstyle. people say we have the same ears. in this port town of 30,000 people fishing has long been the main industry. increasingly the people in this town are cashing in on the obama name. and there's even a place t
? and is obama himself a sellout. the author is here to layout how the government, the president has given out the money. and then what you will see from retailers this black friday, but is this a trend or talker. >> we are taking you on to the white house red carpet. the fashion and the food as the president and his very first state dinner are in the bag. i am dylan ratigan. this is the "morning meeting." let's get started right now. joining us in new york this hour to help break everything down in the next few minutes, the managing editor for "the times," and then msnbc contributor, jonathan capehart, and then mike, but let's start with savannah. >> the president will announce today he will go to copenhagen for the climate change summit. this is the subject of speculation for a few weeks now. will he or will he not go, especially since it seems clear there will not be a break through agreement from the summit. but we can report the president will travel and make an appearance and make it part of his norway stop for the peace prize. >> do you think there is a truth to the news that this was a
between elements of the business community willing to support the direction obama is going and the fact is virtually uniform opposition even among republicans in congress while that is occurring? >> 60 votes in the senate, the margins in the house -- let's talk as pollsters. here's what is important -- when you ask people was the stimulus a good idea or bad idea, it was $787 billion. there were some republican ideas that were good ideas and would do more to create jobs that were ignored. in late march, they bought general motors and chrysler. what happened is that back to back in a three day time frame, people said another trillion dollars and for a lot of americans, they said what? the american government owns general motors and chrysler? governments don't own big companies in america. what ruptured? what ruptured is the concern that there is way too much in spending and to be fair, it's not the president's fault. but when you say -- and the combined the billions of dollars, there is one huge massive spending and as a stimulus package. . >> what happens is the republican p
.com gives us a one-year analysis of the oa administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able to somehow transform the map and transform the political geography of this country or the political demography of this country, that just doesn't look to be the case. they did redraw the map in 2008. it was an he norly impressive victory. but that doesn't mean that they have somehow fundamentally altered the landscape in permanent ways. >> and job grisham is here with a new book, a collection of short stories. >> it is more about people. more about the small town people. many of whom are struggling. many of whom have had a lot of miss erie, a lot of hope. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things they do out of desperation. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, john grisham next. >> funding for charlie rose has been provided by the k08ing -- following: captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei is here. after 12 years as directer general
. it was a very successful program, in the same way that the obama campaign organized voters and used social needed to turnout its supporters in 2008. but it was never the strategy of the bush campaign to seek the middle of the electorate and turnout every republican in the country. both political parties, when you go into an election, you want to turnout every available voter in your party. on the tactical level, we were able to do that effectively. but that does not displease the necessity of trying to win the center of the electorate. -- that does not displace the necessity of trying to win the center of the electorate. >> i was on the side of that campaign. my perspective was that the bush campaign did have a base strategy. my evidence to that would be the following. you want to understand the strategy of a campaign and that it is manifested effectively. you can look good when and how they're spending their dollars and it will tell you is essentially what their strategy is. if you look at the 2004 bush media by, some other top markets in the country, pensacola florida, where the most rep
a warehouse to house the gitmo detine knees. president obama promised to close the place for next year. julie kirtz has the latest from washington. >> although no decision has been announced, an obama administration official tells us a near empty prison is an option for detain tees from guantanamo bay. an idea backed by the governor wood would allow the federal bure reof prisons to buy the prison and turn it into a supermax facility. the prison is in a small town called thompson village, 150 miles west of chicago. local proponents of the idea say it will bring 3,000 much-needed jobs to the area. but there is plenty of opposition for those who say it's horrible way to help the local economy and make the area a terror target. >> i can't imagine the people of illinois would like to have the prisoners encars rated in the state. there may be some local officials who support it but i expect it will be a huge issue in illinois, probably in the u.s. senate race up there next year. >> a huge issue is decision by the obama administration to bring khalid sheikh mohammed and the alleged 9/11 mastermind a
to voters. tomorrow his heavy hitter guess back to town. obama will return from rallies in the state of new jersey and it appears the white house is investing a lot if the governor's race. here is what corzine said about it. >> his schedule was set for quite a while. this is not a last-minute decision, it was part of a plan to work together. we've been partners on turning our economy around. jobs, saving jobs. >> the republican challenger christie has a heavy hitter on the trail with him. rudy giuliani out shaking hands. also trying to rally the base here. we spoke with christie why he wants the job. tough time for new jersey and deficit looming. here is what he said. >> i have four sids between 6 and 16 -- four kids between 6 and 16. i love this state and lived here my whole life and i want my kids here to raise their families here. if we don't make it more affordable my kids won't afford to live here. >> this is anybody's race and it will come can down to who can motivate their supporters to get out to the poll on election day and cast the ballot. >> gregg: thank you. forget red and blue
. >> first, obama's dinner for the prime minister of india. fox news reported john boehner wasn't invited. he was invited, but declined to go home to ohio to, i don't know, work on his tan. worsts, beck calls mary landrieu a prostitute. now says, we know you're hooking, you're just not cheap. >> where are the denounceiations for conservative women. where is the call for beck to be fired from sarah palin? all the news and commentary now on countdown. >> i guess shame is dead. >>> good evening from new york. as the self declared spoiler of the health care reform bill that begins next week, who does junior senator from connecticut represent? 10% do not have health insurance tonight. aetna, one of the health insurance with their headquarters. joe lieberman declaring under no circumstances will he vote for a bill with a public option. he still caucuses with the democrats because -- "time" magazine has dubbed the senator from aetna drawing a line in the sand, in an interview with the "wall street journal" telling the newspaper, i'm going to be stubborn on this refusing to accept the trigger comprom
sarah palin thinks she understands. >> first, obama's dinner for the prime minister of india. how the washington times and fox news reported john boehner was not invited for partisan reasons. then it turned out he had been invited but declined so he could go home to ohio to, i don't know, work on his tan. worsts -- beck does it again pl calls mary landrieu, quote, a prostitute. now says of -- >> now we know you're hooking. but you're just not cheap. >> where is the call for beck to be fired from sarah palin? all the news and commentary now on "countdown." >> i guess shame is dead. >>> good evening from new york. the self-declared spoiler of the health care reform bill that begins debate, who does the junior senator from connecticut represent? 10% do not have health insurance tonight. or aetna, just one of the health insurance behemoths who have their headquarters in hartford. joe lieberman saying he will not vote for a bill with a public option, and he still caucuses with the democrats because? "time" magazine has this week dubbed the senator from aetna drawing hi line in the sand
administration. >> the idea that president obama and his team were able toomehow transform the map and transrm theolitical geography of this cntry or th political demogphy of this country, that just doesn't lo to be the case. they did redraw the mapn 2008. was an he norly imprsive victory. but that doesn't mean that ey have somehow fundamentally alter the lascape in permanent way >> and job gsham is here with a n book, a collection of sht stories. >> it is mor about people. more about the small town people. many of om are struggling. many of whom have had aot of ms eri, a lot of he. it's about small town lawyers and the crazy things th do out of desperaon. all stuff i saw firsthand many years ago. >> rose: mohamed elbaradei, john harris, joh grisham next. >>unding for charlie rose s been provided by the k08ing -- followin captioning sponsed by rose cmunications from our sdios in new york city, this is charlie rose rose: mohamed elbaradei is here. after 12years as directer general of the united nations nuclear watchdog the international atomic energy agency, will step down at the d ofhis month
? the republican is well in front. does this have any implications nationally or is this a factor of the obama surge from last year that can't be replicated now? >> virginia like new jersey will be decided by state issues and candidates themselves but republicans in that state are trying to nationalize the election in the way that mcdonnell tied to unpopular policies coming out of the obama white house and as you mentioned, a lot of first-time and new voters and young ethnic voters helped barack obama win in virginia but this is an off-year and you don't have excitement on the left like did you last year. >> turnout is light in atlanta. and houston as well. >> you have a lot of interesting mayoral contests across the country. let's start in new york city where michael bloomberg, the two-term mayor fighting for a third term. as you mentioned, down in your way, city council woman mary norwood is hoping to become the first white candidate to win an atlanta mayoral contest in 40 years. boston, the man there, hoping to win an unprecedented fifth term as mayor and houston another interesting race. >
in. now it's your time. i'm just going to be quiet. >>> president obama is signaling his intentions to send thousands of u.s. troops to afghanistan despite slipping public support for the war. an announcement is expected early next week likely during a primetime address on tuesday. although most details are not yet public, including the exact number of troops and specific exit strategies, the president says he intends to destroy terror networks during the course of his administration. >>> meanwhile, the president is also reaching out to india, another major player in the region. the country's prime minister was the guest of honor last night at the first state dinner. although there were plenty of big hollywood and media names on hand, the focus turned to international relations. >> tonight we gather again for the first state dinner of my presidency with prime minister manmohan singh and mrs. gersherwan as we celebrate the growing partnership between the united states and india. mr. prime minister, today we work to fulfill our duty, bring our countries closer together than ever befor
is gold i'm julie banderas. we're live, as "fox report" tonight. controlling nukes. president obama on a major foreign policy trip and pushing hard for new treaty to rein in the threat of nuclear war. are we on the verge of major arms control break-through? plus, new fall-out from the white house's decision to try to alleged 9/11 mastermind and four other accused con sp -- conspirators in new york courtroom. the attorney general insists it marks a significant step forward in closing gitmo and making terrorist answer for the killing. critics saying new york city so brutally attacked that september morning is no place for the mass murders to see american justice. plus -- >> it's unthinkable that so many would die in a hail of gunfire on a u.s. army base in the heart of texas. and that a fellow service member could have pulled the trigger. >> julie: the president addressing the tragedy at fort hood and demanding accountability for the crime, as we learn new details about the shooter. >> once we have those facts, we must act upon them. if there was a failure to take appropriate action b
know move forward. and i think barack obama is stretching backward, fnkly, to engageiran. and i have been saying t the iranian leadership ivately and plicly, make use of that opportuni. reciprocate. right now that dl is -- ill hinges on the queson of guarantees, you know. the iranianre distrustful that if their material will go o of iran, they might not get it back in the form of fuel. despite the fact that we have been having as partof that agreeme, built in a lot of guaranes. the russian are guaranteei the implementation the american are ready for the rst time to guarane the implemeation. the agency will teustody ofhis material so that the inteational community as a whole will . >> rose:our agency. >> iaea will take custody the material when it goe back until it comes back iran. sohere is a lot of built-in guarantees. but th iranian still would like to seethe materl stay in iran until they get the fuel. ll that will not diffuse the crisis. because to get e material out of iran will diffuse this perption that iran having material that could be used fornuclear weapon. it will give ba
saying that president obama has the information he needs to make a decision. we got that word late last night after the president met with his national security team for a ninth time. our elaine quijano was working the story from the pentagon and what are you learning about the president's decision? >> well, kiran, we know that meeting was slated to start last night in the white house situation room around 8:00 local time, and we're told that it wrapped up some two hours later at 10:00 p.m. afterwards white house press secretary robert gibbs described the meeting as a rigorous final meeting and he said that president obama now has the information he wants and needs to make a decision. he also said that the president plans to announce that decision within days. the president has met with members of his war council since september nine times. one thing that was interesting to note in the photo that white house released of last night's meeting we saw someone there who's not traditionally thought of as part of the president's war council, that is the president's budget chief, peter orszag.
on the war in afghanistan is coming next week. president obama will announce his new strategy and just how many additional troops he wants to send to afghanistan. today he pledged to, quote, finish the job. it's only the beginning of a new debate over the now eight-year-long battle. steve handelsman has more. >> reporter: appearing with the prime minister of india, a key ally in the fight against islamic terrorism, president obama said what he will announce next week is a new strategy to win in afghanistan. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> that's a shot aimed at dick cheney who is saying mr. obama is taking too long to decide. it's a slam of the whole bush team, and what mr. obama says were eight years in afghanistan without the right strategy or resources, allowing a toll ban comeback. the obama goal -- >> to make sure al qaeda and its extremist allies cannot operate effectively in those areas. >> reporter: after weeks of closed-door afghan planning sessions, the white house hints the president will send 30 to 35,000 more troops, fewer than stanley mcchrystal requested. a forme
a hannity investigation next. sean: president obama and his senior and writers have been looking to history and america's involvement in the vietnam war to guide their decision about what sort of commitment to make in afghanistan. what lessons are they taking? we thought it was worth looking into. take a look at what we found out. >> the world cannot afford the price that would come to us if if -- if afghanistan slides into chaos. sean: general's four mcchrystal gave president obama a strategy for victory in afghanistan. >> i am announcing a comprehensive new strategy for afghanistan and pakistan. sean: three months later, that strategy has yet to be implemented. the president has made a show of hesitation and in decision. in a private, he and his advisers are looking to the vietnam war for guidance. they are looking to one book in particular. according to "the wall street journal," david axelrod and rahm emanuel tour through "lessons in disaster" and give it to the president. we read it, and it reaches surprising conclusions. the argument is made that jfk serve out his term, he would have
. regions - it's time to expect more. sean: president obama and his senior and writers have been looking to history and america's involvement in the vietnam war to guide their decision about what sort of commitment to make in afghanistan. what lessons are they taking? we thought it was worth looking into. take a look at what we found out. >> the world cannot afford the price that would come to us if if -- if afghanistan slides into chaos. sean: general's four mcchrystal gave president obama a strategy for victory in afghanistan. >> i am announcing a comprehensive new strategy for afghanistan and pakistan. sean: three months later, that strategy has yet to be implemented. the president has made a show of hesitation and in decision. in a private, he and his advisers are looking to the vietnam war for guidance. they are looking to one book in particular. according to "the wall street journal," david axelrod and rahm emanuel tour through "lessons in disaster" and give it to the president. we read it, and it reaches surprising conclusions. the argument is made that jfk serve out his term, he
>>> making news in america this morning -- >> washington gets dressed up for the obama's first state dinner. stars from hollywood and baliwood. and special menus for the guest of honor. >>> flying sick. why dprs expect a resurgence of swine flu. >>> and last dancer. a surprise win on "dancing with the stars." see who had the best moves on this wednesday, november 25th, 2009. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us. well, it was the hottest ticket in washington last night. the first state dinner of the obama administration. the dinner honoring india's prime minister had plenty of traditional prompt and protocol. but the obamas spiced things up with the guest list and the menu. viviana hurtado has more on the star-spangled night. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. the white house wanted everything, the menu, the colors, the entertainment to be the best of the u.s. and india. the president and first lady greeted their most important guest, the prime minister of india and his wife, at their first state dinner. the toast began hindi. then, with lifted glasses, bot
but the obama administration disagrees. >> he will be brought to new york, to new york, to answer for their alleged crimes. bill: we'll hear both sides of this important story. charges that a new disaster movie that wipes out nearly everybody goes out of its way not to offend muslims. we'll tell you what we know about "2012." >> no matter what happens, we'll all stay together. bill: now the big announcement. ready, ladies and gentlemen? glenn beck returns to "the factor" with a major announcement involving him and me. take it away. your humble correspondent. >> i want to warn you, it won't be politically correct. bill: caution, you are about to enter the no spin zone. "the factor" begins right now. bill: hi, i'm bill o'reilly. thanks for watching us tonight. khalid shaikh mohammed gets a break and that's the topic of our "talking points memo." he is involved in planning the 911 atrocity and is perhaps the biggest terrorist captured in america. he was water boarded and gave up some of his al qaeda colleagues who were taken in custody. for the past three years he's been in prison at
, deputy reserves and some 200 volunteers. the obama administration had removed some of the sheriff's authority to arrest illegals, so the sheriffs used state laws instead. it was a early wake-up call onboard space shuttle atlantis. >> good morning, atlantis. and good morning, bobby. >> good morning. i just wanted to thank my wife -- gretchen: in a few minutes the shuttle will start docking with the international space station. atlantis will also do a pirouette so nasa can make sure there isn't any damage on the underbelly. those are your headlines this morning. steve: a nice way of nasa -- gretchen: i didn't know they do ballet. steve: they do a little flip so they can look at the belly. all right. harry reid is going to finally unveil his health care bill. it apparently has been merged. he has said all along they've been waiting for the official numbers from the congressional budget office to find out how much this thing is going to actually cost. and just to show how much the president wants this to pass, he is dispatching former colorado senator and interior secretary ken salaza
of the roadway. lanes have also been closed on a larger freeway. >>> president and mrs. obama hosted their first state dinner at the white house last night. the early buzz seems to indicate it was a pretty smashing success. >> state dinners are steeped in tradition but the obamas came up with their own modern touches. john hendren joins us from washington with more. good morning, john. >> reporter: officially, it was a tribute to india. president obama's debut state dinner was also a tribute to hollywood, bollywood, and washington. it was a bit like an intimate dinner party for nearly 340 of president and first lady obama's closest friends. tonight under the stars we celebrate the spirit that will sustain our partnership, the bonds of friendship between our beam. >> reporter: it was also democratic with a small "d." they held it in a tent, squeezing in twice as many on the south lawn as would have fit in the state dining room. >> even with a big white house like the white house there are only so many people we can invi invite. >> reporter: politicos like senator john kerry and house speaker nanc
, partying a little too. they swept yesterday's tight gubernatorial races. last year president obama was the first democrat to win in virginia in more than four decades. then in new jersey, incumbent jon corzine lost to republican chris christi. mr. obama campaigned hard for corzine, trying to help him. both parties spoke to cnn about this. >> last night was an example of what happens when elected officials and others don't pay attention and don't listen to what people out there are saying. we're listening and we're paying attention at the gop, and we're going to build off last night and hopefully bring more victories home last year. >> i think you need to read these as local races with local concerns. that's traditionally been the way these races have gone in the years after the presidential race. but the president is quite popular in both new jersey and virginia. >> watching those two gop wins, democrats still made some election history, a big upset in new york and the wider implications, what it means to you. >>> now to a missing pregnant woman that has been found dead, her body d
anthony sowell lived. >> unbelievable. dick, we appreciate it. >>> president obama is in south korea on the latest stop of his asian tour. he's scheduled to meet with that country's president tomorrow. they will discuss a free trade agreement and north korea's nuclear program. yesterday the president was in china to meet with the premier there. he accepted an invitation to visit the u.s. next year and president obama took time to walk along a section of china's great wall. he called the experience magical. >>> somali pirates have attacked a u.s. flagged cargo ship for the second time. european union naval force say weapons were fired at the "maersk alabama" this morning. private security guards on the ship fired back and turned them away. the "maersk alabama" was hijacked back in april. pirates took captain richard phillips hostage for five days before navy sharp shooters freed them. pirate attacks are increasing. there have been 29 successful hija hijackings so far this year. >>> hillary clinton is on a surprise visit to afghanistan. that's her first trip there as secretary of state
taking this combination of medicines. >>> president obama heads to southkortoday, the last stop on his asia trip. before leaving china the white house announced president obama invited president hu to visit washington next year and the chinese president had accepted. the visit will allow a cooperative relationship between the two countries to further develop. >>> away from the presidential spotlight, secretary of state chinese counterpar morning over breakfast.ty about closer cooperation on ke issues including northkorea's nuclear program and the situ in pakistan. >>> the pentagon is expected to launch an investigation into how all branches of the military keep an eye on potential problem members. into possible misse signals in members. into possible misse signals in the case of major nidal hasan, the pentagon investigation would focus on personnel policies and the availability of mental health care for troubled service members. wu is website it set up to track in jobs created by federal stimulus money. the site was riddled with reports of new jobs in districts that did though
this to george bush, and now the republicans are doing this to barack obama. you do not have to do this with the media. if you are watching c-span on saturday, when the house was voting on the health care bill, and the women were trying to talk about the amendment on abortion, and one after another, the republican congressmen would stand up, and they would be objecting and not liking -- not letting anyone speak, and they did this for 45 minutes. >> with the microphone there? >> you are talking about how the french is rewarded for saying things that are extreme. what is the future and what do you think the future of the independent voter is going to be in the political system? are they going to be lost in the extremism that is going on? >> i think that you find in the elections that just happened in virginia and new jersey, the independent candidates were driving the election. i think that the candidates will have to continue to talk to the language that the independent voters are wanting to hear. what they are saying, they will turn out the partisans on either side. [inaudible] >>
obama will announce his new strategy in one week. military sources tell nbc news that 34,000 or so additional troops will be sent to afghanistan and general stanley mcchrystal is satisfied with that number. many of those troops will be shifted from their original planned mission of replacing marines and soldiers in iraq. >>> this morning people are still buzzing about president obama's first state dinner. the guest of honor was indian prime minister singh. the affair attended by both washington and hollywood a-listers. among the guests, mayor adrian fenty, m. night shyamalan and jennifer hudson. >>> after the break, weather and traffic on the 1s. >> no go forego-go. a concert planned for prince george's county is canceled. why county leaders shut it down. >>> more trouble for toyota. why they're recalling a popular truck. >>> next, quiet down, turn around. barking orders is part of being a teacher. why a new study says it may not be doi >>> good morning. time for weather and traffic on the 1 gs at 5:116789 we've got scattered drizzle around. some fog. it's damp and chilly. temperat
obama. on a scale of one to ten, ten being the best, what do you rate barack obama? >> walters, palin. stay ned. >>> mammogram mayhem. the new guidelines on breast cancer screening have thrown women into a muddle. we ask leang doctors to clear up the confusion about what you should do for health and life. >>> and janet jackson breaks her silence. what she thinks about the doctor at the center of the michael jackson investigation, as she copes with her brother's death. it's a "gma" exclusive. >>> and good morning to all of you. diane sawyer with robin roberts. happy to be here this morning, when barbara walters is going to ask new questions of sarah palin. >>> and we have a brand-new, hot-off-the-presses abc news/"washington post" poll. >> let's show that poll. despite health care reform, people are evenly split on health care. 48% in favor of the plan. 49% opposed. and when it comes to the economy, the public trusts president obama over republicans in congress to handle it, 52% to 37%. >> of course, when it comes to republicans, the undisputed center of the sage this week is sarah pal
. let's try something new. nude pics. send me some. text me. >>> looming decision. president obama sounds closer than ever to unveiling his afghanistan war strategy. >> it is my intention to finish the job. >> he'll announce his decisions in a speech next tuesday. >>> be flexible. that's what an expert has told me about saving some money and finding the best travel deals during the holiday season. >>> and the winner is -- ♪ >> well, let's just say there's a new "dancing with the stars" champion and we'll tell you who it is coming up. it's wednesday, november 25th. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> while i like the winner, the person i was rooting for didn't win. >> but the song you like was on the show, right? >> i was joking saying i wanted this song to be worked in somehow. whitney sang it last night. excellent job david banfield. >> you got your first request. >> i did. the list continues. >> we will get to find out who won the show coming up in just a few minutes. >> good morning and thanks for being with us. i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> president
, erica hill and "ac 360." erica? >>> president obama says he will finish the job in afghanistan. more troops, more money, and a new focus. it even the best possible outcome here may not resemble victory as america knows it. >>> also tonight, nip and tax. taxing cosmetic surgery to help fund health insurance. sound like a good plan? maybe not until you hear who is really affected here and what happened when one state tried. this we're grilling doctors and law makers to night, "keeping them honest." >>> plus the republican party's ten new commandments. it's a purity test. how many republicans would pass? ronald reagan make the grade? we have the answers and "raw politics" ahead tonight. >>> first up, president obama's decision to escalate the war in afghanistan. three months after his commander general stanley mcchrystal called for additional forces and more than eight years after the war began. the outlines are now coming into focus. reportedly as many as 34,000 additional troops will be sent. that's on top of 20,000 the president sent in march. and would push force level there's above
something back. and that works for me. >>> good morning. coming soon, president obama will make an announcement on whether he will send more u.s. troops to afghanistan within days. this after a late-night meeting with top advisers. >>> consumer alert. a record number of cribs recalled for a danger they could pose to children. but could millions more not recalled be just as dangerous? this morning, important information for all parents. >>> and the hottest ticket in town. the obamas host their first white house state dinner tonight. so, who's on the invite list? well, we'll tell you today, tuesday, november 24th, 2009. ptions paid for nbc-universal levision >>> and wco to "today" on this tuesday morning. i'm meredith vieira. >> and i'm matt lauer. >>> this morning, white house press secretary robert gibbs tells nbc news president obama now has all the information he wants and needs to revise this nation'sfghan strategy, and that's following a rigorous final meeting with his war council. >> that's right. it was the ninth time obama has sat down with his top aids since september, b
day long. >>> difficult decisions. the world awaits president obama's military plans for afghanistan after an unexpected political move. >>> then, cleveland murders. six dead women found in one home. a suspect's disturbing background. >>> and, millionaire fair. who's catering to the ultra-rich during a recession. >> everybody's talking about the crisis but we don't feel it. >> it's monday, november 2nd. >> from abc news, this is "world news now." >> you recovering from all the candy this weekend? >> i didn't have that much. i see you've got a stockpile. >> i knew people were going to bring in candy. a good amount next to my desk. >> that's my favorite too, the kit kat. you're going to have to share that. >> i'll give you some. one kit kat. >> i'm vinita nair. >> i'm jeremy hubbard. >>> it now appears hamid karzai will be the president of afghanistan for the next five years. his main challenger heading into a runoff election has dropped out. abdullah abdullah made the surprising announcement over the weekend. >> secretary of state hillary clinton says the administration will work with
-- party crashers. the uninvited couple that slipped through white house security at the obama first state dinner. how could it happen? brian williams saw them. we will hear his account in his own words. >>> thanksgiving, traditions here and home and for troops at home. >>> gold return. you have seen the ads. is this the time to sell your old gold? >>> and a new princess coming to the new screen this weekend and why she's getting so much attention. >>> "nbc nightly news" starts right now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> good evening, i'm hoda kotb in for brian williams. we begin with a story that might be considered by some if it didn't involve a breach of security. a couple of reality tv stars crashed the fancy white house security. they weren't on the guest left but somehow wound on in pictures with vice president biden and chief of staff rahm emanuel and on a facebook page. how did they get? our white house competent savannah guthrie starts our investigation. >> reporter: the white house said this is not normal. they are trying to figure out how this couple got past la
>>> good morning. party on pennsylvania avenue. the president and mrs. obama host their first state dinner, welcoming hundreds of dignitaries and hollywood a-listers to the white house. who was there and who wasn't? we'll tell you. >>> speaking out. michael brewer, the florida 15-year-old set on fire allegedly by a group of classmates, opens up to police for the first time about the attack. we'll ask michael's parents about that and their son's recovery in a live interview. >>> and heading out. the holiday travel season getting under way this morning with an estimated 38 million americans taking to the roads, the rails and the skies, just in time for all that turkey today, the rails and the skies, just in time for all that turkey today, wednesday, november 25th, 2009. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning. welcome to "today" on a wednesday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira, and i feel like all those people heading out for the holiday have headed here. take a look at our preholiday crowd out on the plaza. huge numbers of folks here gathe
her out on a blanket. >>> today president obama will visit u.s. troops in osan air base. he left beijing this morning after meeting with china's premier. earlier today the president visited great wall of china and stepped three steep -- climbed three steep segments and described the wall at spectacular. what a picture to have of yourself late to on the wall. >>> your holiday travels already more expensive this year because a surcharge that the airlines added on for the busiest days. now we learn the surcharges won't end after the holidays as they were supposed to. jennifer westhoven is telling us why. >> like they were a trial and said, oh, look. you're willing to pay them, we're willing to keep charging you. the writing seems to be on the wall if you want to fly on a busy day this year it's going to cost you more. at least among these three airlines. delta, northwest and united. they all tried the holiday surcharges and the are adding them to many busy days all through memorial day. so one example is, the day after the super bowl. it will cost you $50 more to fly. they added a l
>>> as president obama gets ready to defend his strategy to finish the job in afghanistan, he and the first lady wow washington with their first state dinner. >> let our two great nations realize all of the triumphs and achievements that await us. >> we'll bring you the details. >>> get away day for millions of americans as they hit the road, airports, and even the stores in anticipation of the thanksgiving holiday. >> traveling that day before thanksgiving, you need to be prepared for the worst. >> we'll have tips on how to stay calm and save money while you travel. >>> is he the new elvis? or did he go too far? "american idol" runner-up adam lambert is here to set the record straight after his controversial performance at the ama's. early this wednesday morning, november 25th, 2009. captioning funded by cbs >>> good morning from new york city, this is fifth avenue and 59th street where for hours now all through the night people have been lining up by the hundreds hoping for a front row seat for a much anticipated interview and performance by adam lambert. welcome to the "ear
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